Forty thousand species of marine phytoplankton and microalgae, by making up one quarter of all vegetation, both land and sea, provide up to 90% of the oxygen in the air we breathe. For 3 billion years they have been supporting virtually all creatures in the oceans, lakes, rivers, creeks, waterways and indirectly on land. It is the most nutrient-dense, alkaline, and it may be the most important food on the planet. the most elemental and most significant building block of the entire food chain, on which our own sustenance depends. It provides extraordinary nutrition for its high contents including all nine amino acids that the body cannot produce, energy currency called nucleotides (molecules that, when linked together, form the building blocks of DNA or RNA), the essential fatty acids omega 3 and 6, vitamins A, B, C, D and all known minerals. It is 100 % bioavailable by the human body! Its benefits are astounding: accesses energy at the mitochondrial level of cellular production; balances the pH: decreases inflammation; enhances immune system; eases and facilitates detoxification; improves memory and concentration; normalizes blood sugar; improves eyesight, supports the endocrinal, reproductive and cardiovascular systems… the list goes on and on. They are now grown in giant photobioreactors (PRBs) to control their environment and prevent their contamination to produce the purest species possible for human consumption. Look for the powdered marine phytoplankton, with a consistency similar to spirulina, ready to be added to drinks, treats and smoothies.
SUPER SILICA & BRAIN BUILDER JUICE
- 4 celery stalks
- 2 cucumbers
- ½ lemon-yellow peel removed, white pith intact
- 1-2 tsp marine phyto plankton powder
Using a juicer, juice the cucumber, celery and lemon. Stir in the marine phytoplankton and enjoy. It is good to spike all your vegetable juices or salad dressings with marine phytoplankton!
CHUNKY MARINE AVOCADO SALSA
- 2 medium sized avocadoes, cut into chunks
- ¼ cup red onion, minced
- 1 small clove garlic, minced
- Juice of 1 lime
- ¼ cup of fresh cilantro, roughly chopped
- 1-2 tsp marine phytoplankton powder
- 1-2 small chili peppers (optional)
- 1 head of bib lettuce or romaine
Add all ingredients, except lettuce to a mixing bowl. Gently stir them together. Season to taste with sea salt. Add optional chili peppers. Once the desired flavor is reached, spoon small quantities onto the lettuce. Serve and enjoy!
Both recipes by Frank Giglio collected in David Wolfe’s book: Superfoods